Step two of scientific method banned on this forum

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I got a warning for posting a hypothesis about the expanding universe earlier. Apparently step two of the scientific method isn't allowed here. Great forum mods.
 
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Well, the purpose of the forum is:
Our mission is to provide a place for people (whether students, professional scientists, or others interested in science) to learn and discuss science as it is currently generally understood and practiced by the professional scientific community.
Peer-reviewed publication is the way the professional scientific community identifies and propagates the good ideas while weeding out the ones that don't work, and that's why we have this rule. The forum guidelines I linked to explain some of the rationale for this rule, and you will find many discussions in the "Feedback" subforum... but the summary is that for almost twenty years Physics Forums has been just about the only place on the internet where non-specialists can interact with real practicing scientists, and that rule is essential to making it that way.
 
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We already have many threads covering this ground, so this thread is closed.
 
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